As my coal miner pop told me almost 60 years ago, “Republicans are the party of the rich son, but blue collars didn’t seem to mind.”
The 30 years following World War II were shaped by substantial economic growth and shared prosperity. So when and why did that change?
It’s Labor Day weekend. The end of the summer for some. The start of the political season for others. For too few of us, it is a reminder of the sacrifices and initiatives of workers – and the unions that represent them- that have made life better for all Americans.
Companies with employee partners don’t bother with phony empowerment — offering low-paid employees titles like “associate” or “team leader.” They share real wealth and power.
Worstall argues that raising the minimum wage in Washington DC to $15 an hour will hurt low income workers because — get ready for it — Walmart can’t come to town.
Let’s assume that maybe these business leaders haven’t seen the piles of reports and data proving their claims to be wrong. This quick fact check should help them clear up some of the biggest concerns/lies/myths RE: raising wages…
My late husband realized more than anything that the key to success was recognizing that each employee was an individual to be valued, dignified, and respected.
For the last three and half decades, American workers have largely been on their own. With the exception of labor unions, they have had no go for broke champion to help them navigate through the political scene.
Rensi leads his argument with the statement that proponents of raising the minimum wage have a fundamental misunderstanding of the service industry. Rather, it turns out that Rensi has a fundamental misunderstanding of economic reality.
What if more major companies shared the wealth with the employees who helped build them? If more enterprises valued their employees, not just with living wages but also with ownership stakes, we’d have considerably less inequality.
If conservatives don’t want people to be dependent on government, they should make it possible for them to be dependent on themselves. When people can stand on their own two feet, they can change the world.
Late last year, during a trip to DC to argue for higher wages for working Americans, the Patriotic Millionaires participated in a “brown bag boycott” of the Senate cafeteria. The goal of the boycott, which was organized by Sen. Bernie Sanders, was to raise awareness for low-wage Senate cafeteria workers striking to demand better pay and a union.
At some point, legislative influencers will realize that they have to act on raising the federal minimum wage. What kind of deal will they strike? Politicians could have much to lose. Democrats will have much to prove.
This Monday, on Martin Luther King holiday, Oxfam released its annual report on inequality. The report found that the world’s 62 richest people now own as much wealth as the “the bottom half of humanity,” – some 3.6 billion people.
In his final State of the Union address, President Obama spoke strongly about workers rights and economic inequality, saying that it is up to we the American people to create change in our land — that we’ve done it before, and can do it again.
One month ago, the Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength participated in the #BrownBagBoycott in solidarity with cafeteria workers in the U.S. Senate who are underpaid, calling for a minimum wage of $15.
The scene in the Senate cafeteria Wednesday was the very definition of cognitive dissonance: A group of wealthy businessmen seated shoulder-to-shoulder with white-collar office workers and Congressional maintenance men in work coveralls. Munching on brown-bag lunches, the tycoons argued that pay for the maintenance men, and hourly workers like them, should double, even though the hike would eat into their own bottom lines.
The Patriotic Millionaires released the following statements in response to the comments made regarding minimum wage at last night’s Republican debate by Mr. Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, and Senator Rubio.
Patriotic Millionaire and Amalgamated Bank CEO Keith Mestrich was profiled in the Washington Post for the banks responsible practices and commitment to workers.
Far too many business leaders today define the success of their company solely by the profit it generates. That’s one reason why so many Americans are losing faith in major corporations – they’re tired of seeing a mentality that puts profit before people, whether those people be the companies’ employees or their fellow citizens.